Other Meetings / Events


Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, many events worldwide are either postponed or completely cancelled.

Once informed about postponements or cancellations by organizers, IUFRO will update its Noticeboard immediately.

However, if you are a registered participant in one of the events listed below, please double-check with the event organizers or the event websites to learn whether the event will be held on the dates planned, before making any travel arrangements. Please note that IUFRO cannot be held liable for any forfeited travel costs incurred.

We thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.


Tropical Forestry 2021 - Virtual Conference

The Tropical Forestry 2021 is the first virtual conference organized by the Faculty of Tropical Forestry, Universiti Malaysia Sabah. The conference will bring together researchers and academics in the field of forestry science, especially tropical forestry, domestically and internationally to share knowledge and present the latest research results, as well as exchange ideas and forge collaborative relationships.

Date: 14-15 December 2021
Location: virtual
Organizers: Faculty of Tropical Forestry, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Indonesia

Details:  https://tf-2021.ums.edu.my/


GLF Amazonia: The Tipping Point - Solutions from the Inside Out

This conference will take place in Spanish, Portuguese, and English, is FREE for residents of Latin America and will be included in the Climate Week NYC line-up.

Related to the conference:
•    Journalism seminar with Mongabay LatAm - deadline: August 27
•    Photo contest - deadline: August 29

Conference date: 22-23 September 2021
Location: virual
Organizers: Global Landscapes Forum (GLF)
Conference web page: https://events.globallandscapesforum.org/amazon-2021/


World Forum for Women in Science (WFWS) - Kenya: The 6th (Sixth) International Conference for Women in Science Without Borders (WISWB)

The University of Embu will host the 6th International Conference for Women in Science Without Borders from November 3rd to 5th 2021 online. This is a conference series held annually under the World Forum for Women in Science (WFWS). The conference will be an opportunity to highlight the role of science in building a sustainable future for all through science, technology and innovation. The conference targets scientists, students, practitioners, industrialists, journalists, and policy makers, among other key stakeholders in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Participants will be drawn from across Africa and other parts of the world. As basic science drives innovation and development, the discussions will endeavor to highlight gender equity in STEM as a driver for sustainable development.

Date: 3-5 November 2021
Location: virtual from Nairobi, Kenya
Organizers: University of Embu

Details:  https://wiswbconference.embuni.ac.ke/


XV World Forestry Congress: Building a Green, Healthy and Resilient Future with Forests

The Congress will bring together global forest stakeholders to review and analyze key challenges facing the sector and ways to address these. Participation is usually diverse, with representation from all regions and sectors; including the public and private sector, NGOs, CSOs, scientific or professional bodies, and forestry societies, as well as those who simply care about forests and the environment. The WFC 2021 will provide a unique opportunity for the global forestry community to consider the state and future of world forestry, particularly in the context of the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, while striving to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. The Congress will focus on defining the role of forests in the global developmental agenda (2030 Agenda) and other major agreements (Global Forest Goals, Paris Agreement, post-2020 global biodiversity framework) and identify key measures that must be put in place as the forest sector adjusts to the new reality and aims to help 'build back better'. Forests must be an integral part of discussions and decisions to be made on sustainable development, because this will determine the health, wellbeing and stability of the planet and the people.

Date: 2-6 May 2022
Location: Seoul, Republic of Korea
Organizers: Korea Forest Service, Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN

Details:  https://wfc2021korea.org/ 


Ecosystem Nutrition 2021 - New Approaches to Ecosystem Nutrition Phosphorus and Beyond

The ecological paradigm of the 'whole being more than the sum of its parts' is widely accepted as one of the most fascinating properties of ecosystems. Yet the emergence of nutrient dynamics within ecosystems is rarely addressed. Join us for the second "Ecosystem Nutrition" conference, the closing event of the of the joint research programme "Ecosystem Nutrition - Forest Strategies for limited Phosphorus Resources". The goal of the conference is to broaden approaches of plant nutrition to explore nutrient-related processes at the scale of ecosystems. During the conference we will link key findings from SPP 1685 to studies addressing also other nutrients (e.g., nitrogen and potassium). Especially welcome are contributions introducing holistic approaches for ecosystem nutrition research and results regarding relevant mechanisms and key players.

Date:  25-28 October 2021
Location:  Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Organizers:  University of Freiburg

Forfurther information and updates, please contact Jaane Krueger of Uni Freiburg.

Details: https://www.ecosystem-nutrition.uni-freiburg.de/inhalte/Dateien/Flyer_EcosystemNutrition_Oct21_IGITAL


Fifth World Congress on Agroforestry

The World Congress on Agroforstry is expected to attract 1500 participants to Québec in 2022, including pre-eminent researchers, senior government officials and politicians, donors and major businesses, all concerned with regenerative agriculture, sustainable development, civil society, farmers, youth groups and institutions of higher learning. The Congress is part of a continuing process that builds on the previous congresses in 2004 (USA), 2009 (Kenya), 2014 (India) and 2019 (France). It will seek to raise the local, regional and global profiles of agroforestry and significantly increase awareness of it, support and engagement for it, and investment in it. It will create a deliberate and tangible legacy in terms of recognition, partnerships, investments and impact, and produce a global roadmap for agroforestry with clear targets.

Date: July 2022
Location: Université Laval, Québec, Canada
Organizers: International Union for Agroforestry (IUAF) in collaboration with the International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF)

Details:  https://www.iufro.org/fileadmin/material/discover/nb-agroforestry-world-congress-quebec-2022.pdf


100 Years of Research in British Columbia, Canada

100 years ago the Canadian Province of British Columbia (BC) started investing in forest research. It was 1921 when the BC Forest Branch hired the first research scientist, J.L. Alexander, to work on forest regeneration, growth and yield, and fire protection. Since then the Research Program has delivered high-quality research, establishing BC as a world leader in natural resources stewardship. Over the past half century Research Program staff have produced more than 3,000 publications and decision aids that play a pivotal role in informing the public and the decision makers. The Ministry’s Research Program is organized into six Research Portfolios plus a vibrant Forest Genetics program. The Research Program is now represented by more than 70 research scientists plus dozens of technicians, students, and auxiliary staff. We are honoring this major milestone with a short and informative YouTube video.

Date: 1 January - 31 December 2021
Organizers: BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Contact person: Francesco Cortini, Francesco.Cortini(at)gov.bc.ca

Watch:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BMNpZMjVFA


Trees for the Future - Diversity and complexity for resilience and carbon storage

As a key part of actions to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050, the UK Government set a target of up to 19% woodland cover. Key decisions therefore are required concerning how and where we expand tree cover. Modern forestry is generally based on monocultures largely because of timber production. However, future forests will play a key role in climate change mitigation. It is therefore crucial that appropriate informed decisions are made with regard to the structure, composition and planning of future forests, in order to provide sustainable solutions that are of benefit to society. Mixed forests with their higher biodiversity, are likely to be better than monocultures in regulating the water cycle and sequestering carbon. A main objective of this conference is to explore state-of-the-art scientific evidence showing that higher tree species diversity enables higher productivity and stability, with a lower susceptibility to biotic and abiotic stress, together with a portfolio of ecosystem services, as well as economic and management benefits. Invited speakers will address these issues from the perspective of science/industry/economics/politics interfaces. A key aim is to produce a policy document that will inform UK government strategy.

Date: 3-4 November 2021
Location: Birmingham, UK
Organizers: Association of Applied Biologists (AAB), University of Birmingham, Birmingham Institute of Forest Research (BIFOR)

Details: https://www.iufro.org/fileadmin/material/discover/nb-trees-4-future-cfp.pdf